Praash

The GIM Showcase_PraashCelebrating the 126th birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the Emotional Intelligence society arranged Praash: A debate competition spread through various colleges (& Fields)

The  initial communication by EIS

The initial communication by EIS

Inauguration of the event

Inauguration of the event

Following the Modi wave, the topic for this warfare was Make in India: A dream or a practical possibility?

To give you an idea about the scale of this event; it was split in preliminary rounds and the final round. Judges for the preliminary rounds were Mr. Ajit Parulekar, Professor (Marketing) and Assistant Dean (PGDM- HCM), and Professor Nitasha Borah (Professor- OB/HR). Three teams qualified to the final round on November 11, 2014.

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The contestants were in action

The contestants were in action

The Judges of the elimination round

The Judges of the elimination round

The final was another spectacle all together, several teams came to give their opinions about this movement. The formal clad students from various colleges didn’t fail to impress the judges and the crowd.

The judges for the Final round

The judges for the Final round

Teams across Goa came to participate

Teams across Goa came to participate

A contestant takes a breather...

A contestant takes a breather…

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Some professors joined the audience as well

Some professors joined the audience as well

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Evaluations were carried out by Dr. Neeraj Amarnani (Chair- PGP) and Ms. Kanupriya Katyal (Assistant Professor, Marketing). Professor Manish Parmar and Prof Umesh S Mahtani came to witness the speakers present their arguments.

Neha and Avinash Chandnani (PGP I) from Goa Institute of Management won the first prize, followed by Tanay Shah and Mayuri Singh from GIM-HCM who bagged the second prize. There was a tie between teams from GIM and BITS for the third place. Neha from Goa Institute of Management emerged as the best speaker.


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The winning team shall be awarded a cash prize of Rs 5000/- and a certificate. The runners up shall be awarded cash prizes of Rs 3000/- and Rs 2000/- each in addition to certificates. Participation certificates shall be awarded to the rest of the participants.

A GIF of all the action for you guys :)

A GIF of all the action for you guys 🙂

A shout out to EIS for arranging some splendid literati.

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Contraband

The GIM Showcase_Contraband

The follow up to The Brands of Wasseypur was yet another interesting event by The Meccans: Contraband.

The initial communication by Mecca to the students

The initial communication by Mecca to the students

Held on the eve of 29th October, this event rallied troops for an elimination round followed by a final round. The first round was to make a surrogate ad for a given product. The contestants were given an hour and a product, on which they had to make an Advertisement. Competition brought out the best in the students resulting in some quirky & bold ads.

A full house!

A full house!

The Judges(The two gentlemen in the middle)

The Judges(The two gentlemen in the middle)

The final round was about re-branding. This time the students were given a celebrity to re-brand. A PPT including a strategy, SWOT analysis and a Print ad/Poster was to be presented to the Judges.

The final Presentations

The final Presentations

Right in the heat of the moment

Right in the heat of the moment

You need commitment for coming with full energy post-dinner

You need commitment for coming with full energy post-dinner

The Runners up- Team Branch Managers with the Meccan JCCs

The Runners up- Team Branch Managers with the Meccan JCCs

The winners- Team Excalibur with the Meccan JCCs

The winners- Team Excalibur with the Meccan JCCs

All in all it was great fun event with some relevant learning and feedback from the esteemed judges.

Judges:

Cedric Serpes who brings in an experience of more than 22 years in Marketing and Advertising
V. Padhmanabhan who has several cases, papers and a book published; & a rich experience.
Runners up:

Branch Managers- Swapnil Desale, Akarsha kadam, Priyanka Pankar, Pritish Nanda

Winners:

Excalibur- Nirnai Nevrekar, Prerit Saxena, Kamal Ahuja, Jidvish Ruparel

The Final communication by Mecca to the batch wraps up this fun filled informative event :)

The Final communication by Mecca to the batch wraps up this fun filled informative event 🙂

‘Sanjeevani’

The GIM Showcase_Sanjeevani

The GIM Showcase_Sanjeevani

Goa Institute of Management has always been in a determined effort to mould managers to be socially responsible. These budding managers start social responsibility right from the beginning, and who better to start with but themselves? On 28th October, HRiday organised ‘Sanjeevani’, a blood donation camp with their long standing partner organisers: Goa Medical College.

Main poster

Planning took off way before the event, many posters were put up and competitions were conducted where the students had to come up with witty one liners about blood donation. There was a buzz in the campus and the event was awaited.

Last year 'Heroes'

Last year’s ‘Heroes’

Pre-promotion: 'Khoon ki Phulkaar'

Pre-promotion: ‘Khoon ki Pukaar’

The camp was open to the students as well as the faculty members at GIM. Owing to the amazing responses Sanjeevani received in Feb 2013 and many requests from students to organize it twice a year, this time it was bigger and better.

Serious faces..

Serious faces..

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...and not so serious ones.

…and not so serious ones.

A large number of students came to donate blood and save lives, many others came for support. The students were only allowed to donate after requisite medical tests and all the necessary precautions were followed.

Is that a selfie in the background?

Is that a selfie in the background?

Even Professors joined in.

Even Professors joined in.

Refreshments after the donation.

Refreshments after the donation.

Members of Hriday who made it all possible!

Members of Hriday who made it all possible!

'HR' club did someone say? Innovatively marketing the next event with this one.. HRcules!

‘HR’ club did someone say? Innovatively marketing the next event with this one.. HRcules!

The result? A total of 80 future managers donating blood and bettering lives. Bravo Hriday and the Heroes! 🙂

P.S.: Photo credits (as always!): Sprockets.

‘Nirbhaya’

The GIM Showcase_Nirbhaya

The GIM Showcase_Nirbhaya

On June 26th 2014, a video was uploaded on YouTube. At first, views on the video lagged as if in a stagnant pool. And then the dam burst. In days, the video went viral, as newspapers featured it and the social media caught on. #likeagirl was redefined. Parody videos went up, people all over credited the powerful message and enlightened the world with their opinions, and in our corner of the world, an idea began germinating in the brains of our social superhero club Samarthan.

The women in action.

The women in action.

A little over 3 weeks later, that idea took fruit as ‘Nirbhaya’ was launched on the 19th of August. Reaching out to the community, Samarthan invited girls from a local school to be a part of a day-long session aimed at empowering them to fight for and stand up for themselves to face whatever life throws at them.

Session-1 at the MPH

Session-1 at the MPH

The Krav Maga team

The Krav Maga team

Beginning with an hour long session in the multi-purpose hall with martial arts trainers from Krav Maga Global Institute of Defence, girls of GIM and even faculty joined the girls in learning simple but effective self-defence techniques. Having learned their trade in Israel and trained police and army forces all over the country (including the Goa marines) as well as several workshops at companies and schools, Elroy Vaz and his team are veritable masters in both Krav Maga and in keeping an audience well-engaged. Peppered with humour and yet communicating a serious message, the hour flew by for the audience.

Live demo of some moves!

Live demo of some moves!

The Krav Maga team with their trainees!

The Krav Maga team with their trainees!

While the first session was a tough act to follow, Mr. O.P. Mishra (DIG, Goa Police) topped it with his insights into the police force and their ever-improving policing methods. Even longtime Goans from the crowd were left surprised at how much work goes on in the background to prevent and forestall crimes. There was a visibly-heightened sense of respect and pride in our police and Mr. Mishra’s visit to educate us was roundly applauded. Finally, the girls had Ms. Rita Dias, a local counsellor, speak to them about the everyday challenges that women face. Warm and engaging, she soon had the crowd buzzing and the girls telling personal stories seeking guidance and counsel.

The DIG Police Mr. O.P Mishra being greeted by our Director Mr.D'Lima

The DIG Police Mr. O.P Mishra being greeted by our Director Mr.D’Lima

Ms. Rita Dias being felicitated by Samarthan

Ms. Rita Dias being felicitated by Samarthan

In all, the event was a rousing success and we raise a toast to the Samarthan team for their drive. Good on you, people! 🙂